Records relating to Austrian political controversies over Kurt Waldheim and Walter Reder

Scope and Content

Correspondence with Anglo-Austrian Society members and newspaper clippings relating to 1) Austrian politician and diplomat Kurt Waldheim, who was revealed in 1985 to have been an intelligence officer in Nazi Germany's Wehrmacht during World War II; and 2) Austrian SS commander and war criminal who in 1985, on his return from Italy where he had spent 33 years in prison, was greeted with a handshake by the then Austrian Defence Minister Friedhelm Frischenschlager.

Access Information

Open for research although some files are closed in compliance with the Data Protection Act. 48 hours notice must be given before a research visit with precise details of files to be ordered.


This archive forms one of the Exile Studies collections acquired through the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies at the Institute for Modern Languages Research.

Conditions Governing Use

Conditions outlined at fonds level.